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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 GMC Acadia
When it comes to finding the right SUV for your family, it seems like there are always a lot of compromises to be made. One vehicle is so performance and off-road oriented that...
2012 GMC Acadia vs. 2012 Dodge Journey: Which One Should I Buy?
The GMC Acadia is classed as a midsize SUV, which is able to seat between six and seven passengers comfortably. The 2012 Acadia offers three rows of seating, so passengers will feel the roominess that is typical in...

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Car will not turn over - 2011 GMC Acadia
A flashing Check Engine Light is commonly an indicator that you have non-burning raw fuel that is flowing into the exhaust system or triggering the O2 sensors to report this information. This is one reason why your engine is probably...
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I have a 2007 GMC Acadia and I'm experiencing a hesitation when I accelerate from a stop.
Hi there. The hesitation would be a communication error with the transmission. Also, if the transmission is low on fluid there could be a hesitation when accelerating. Check the transmission fluid level and make sure that it is full. Check...
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Knocking/fluttering in rear end
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. If you have a limited slip differential, then having 2 different size tires on the axle will cause the limited slip differential to make this noise. Eventually, the limited slip will stop working and...
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My 2011 Acadia is leaking engine oil. Above the drain plug is wet- it's dripping off the drain plug
Oil leaking above. the oil pan can be coming from a number of places depending on how far above the pan, the oil is leaking from. The oil pan gasket, timing cover gasket/seal, or even the oil pressure switch are...
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Transmission uses oil and engine light is on. Why is it using oil in low and the transmission slips?
Hi there. If the transmission oil is low, then the transmission oil filter cannot pick up any fluid and cause the transmission to slip as the clutches are not able to apply. The Low application piston requires a mass amount...
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Throttle Body, PCV tube, and valve cover seal needs replaced.
Billing question sent to CS for replacement cost of the PCV tube and valve cover seal.
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Car won't start or crank after rebuild and battery replacement.
Hi there: Due to the fact that there are multiple variables that we don't know about what was possibly removed, replaced or loosened up during your major repairs, it's very difficult to give you some ideas of what to inspect....
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Battery drain.
This suggests you may have an alternator that is not working properly. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for keeping the battery charged properly. There is also a unit called a voltage regulator that regulates the charging of...
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Cranks but does not start.
Hi there. Check the battery on the vehicle and make sure that it has enough voltage to start the vehicle. If the vehicle is cranking up and it sounds as it is about to start but it does not start,...
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Fueling the car
This is likely related to your EVAP emissions system and something called a purge solenoid. The EVAP system prevents fuel vapors from the fuel tank from escaping into the atmosphere. The EVAP system collects and temporarily stores the fuel vapors...
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Code P0496.
This may be obvious, but have you cleared the code with the scanner? If so, disregard that first sentence. Codes will not clear immediately after the repair. With an emissions system code, there is also a drive cycle to be...
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Changed thermostat, how long must car run to test for heat
Typically, depending on how cold the weather is the car will need to run for at least 5-10 minutes in order to reach normal operating temperatures which will begin to generate heat. You may also want to check the heater...
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My park assist is turned off - how do I turn it back on?
Hello - most often, this message appears when something blocks the rear parking assist sensors on the rear bumper (dirt, snow, bumper stickers, trailer towing gear, etc.). Wipe off the sensors with a damp or soapy paper towel, drive forward...
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I had the water pump replaced due to a leak. What would cause the engine to overheat now?
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a clogged radiator, or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know, the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning...
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Steering shakes and makes horrible noise at low speed 2011 GMC Acadia
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. From what you said and what was displayed on the video your power steering pump is making the humming noise as if the pump is lacking of oil, but the shaking of vehicle and...
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Reduced engine power
Misfires across multiple cylinders is typically due to a fuel delivery issue. It is possible you can have bad gas. If the fuel is contaminated - dirty, excess water,etc - it can cause a fuel pressure issue. The fuel filter...
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What does hot air below the driver' feet indicate?
Hi there: If the heater is not on and the vents are blowing hot air, it's possibly caused by a malfunction of the heater motor relay or the heater core. What's most likely happening is that there is an electrical...
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Would I need to replace the entire valve cover?
Hi there: Oil leaking into the spark plug wells is an indication of a fairly serious problem that should be inspected and repaired immediately. It is almost always due to a failing gasket or O-ring but can also be the...
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TCS is off.
Hi There, It certainly will not hurt anything to drive the vehicle with the TCS system off. The Traction Control System (TCS) as you know helps to control the vehicle in the event you encounter abnormal driving conditions. Your car...
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Have 2009 GMC Acadia and I was advised to replace my thorttle body replaced and a month later am still having issues
Is the same fault code being stored ? If so, then other system components should be checked. There can be an intermittent short in the engine wiring harness between the pcm (powertrain control module) and the throttle body. Also, the...

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